* DIRECTOR: John Leslie. * DURATION: Ľ85mins. * STARRING: April West, Debi Diamond, Lynn Francis, Pamela Rose, Selena Steele, Tori Welles & Victoria Paris.
The Chameleon is a 1989 porn classic directed by John Leslie and starring the insatiable Tori Welles. I have it on loan from a friend considerably more versed in 80s pornography than myself, but was still quite interested to see it. Unlike other classics Iíve reviewed, this one actually turned out OK and succeeded in stimulating body and brain with its eroticism. Definitely a good choice for couples if they can get past the funky hairstyles.
Hairstyles aside, the women were natural-looking Ė the only departure from that department being Toriís breasts (which were still a sight to behold). The sex wasnít as hot as contemporary offerings but the eroticism was right up there, and there were merits for this film in not just being about inter-genital reciprocation. Tori really carries the day with her performances and voracious appetite. Not only that, but she and most of the other cast also acted quite well and the interesting and original story worked nicely.
While the extras were understandably poor, the transfer was outstanding with excellent picture for its age and reasonably balanced sound. Great work by VCAís technical people.
In a room full of mannequins, April West masturbates with Axel Horn and Scott Irish. April has a plain face but nice natural tits. She jerks one of the guys as he rubs her pussy, then rides the other guy on a couch. He pulls out to cum weakly on her chest. April walks out of the room, transforming into Tori. The scene was interesting but short and lacking heat.
Two small complaints with the scene that apply to the film overall Ė I thought that even in 1989 a slightly better-looking cast could have been found, with none of the women (like April) doing much for me, with the singular exception of Tori. Also a few of the scenes were filmed in dark settings Ė keep the settings, just turn the lighting up a little.
Debi Diamond steps out of the shower to tempt a big-haired Tom Byron. Tommy resists at first but letís not kid ourselves. Debi is enthusiastic, jumping right into the oral and 69, but didnít really mesh her energy with the scene chemistry. Things move rapidly through the oral into cowgirl and mish, ending with an average facial. Passable but not great; Debi wasnít bad, but wasnít much to look at either.
Tori Welles finally arrives on the scene, walking in on Victoria Paris blowing a young Peter North. Northyís got an Elvis thing going and looks pretty funny. Paris is a big, curly-haired blonde with a very nice pair but a very plain face. Tori takes over the oral duty with incredible fervour. Paris strips down but really doesnít get into the swing of things and takes a back seat in this scene. No matter.
Peter helps himself to Toriís pussy and looks understandably drained one position change later. Tori has some energy! Pete sinks into a couch, Welles hopping aboard for some RC. Then she sucks him like a madwoman desperate for cum, with a bit of tit-fucking for good measure. She was going a bit over-the-top and I was worried she might hurt herself or North, but things stay well in hand. North rewards her with an all-time great cumshot, which she takes like a pro right on the mug. There was so much cum flying he probably impregnated women in the next county (and his aim was good for once too).
Good heat but I think the scene was brought down by the passive Paris and it was a bit dark. It would have worked better with just Tori and Peter.
Moving on, Lynn Francis and Pamela Rose lay their cards on the table for Ray Victory, while Victoria and Buck Adams make their own music. My notes read: ďA pale-skin redhead and an ugly strawberry go down on a black guy, MC Hammer-like. Meanwhile Paris gets it on with a hard-faced guy.Ē The sex was cut between them and due to the poor looks all-round, there was little on offer here. Both guys cum on their partnersí stomach. Again, slightly dark.
Tori tries to make up with Tom. She reminds of Taylor Hayes in a lot of ways, which is a very good thing. I didnít like her small nose studs though. She wears a sexy white shift (stripped off all too quickly alas) and gives great head. Tom fingers and eats her briefly, then enters her side-on on a couch. The actual sex is very short before he pulls out and cums almost invisibly with Tori bucking wildly. Short but heated in moments and well-lit.
Selena Steele and Joey Silvera meet in a dark storeroom. No foreplay, just frantic fucking on a couch. Selena was slightly cute but the scene didnít work for me and left me cold. She strokes Silveraís cum onto himself.
Finally, to complete the adventure Tori and Buck Adams have a brief encounter. Tori doesnít have great hair here but still gives great head. She really has a fantastic presence and a killer body, awesomely shown off during the RC. A couple of positions culminate in a tiny Adams pop. Good energy but some of the chemistry and timing was slightly off.
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